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2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

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2022 Ford
Maverick

MSRP*: $19,995 to $25,490
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2021 GMC
Sierra 1500

MSRP*: $30,100 to $59,600
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Invoice* $19,595 to $24,980 $28,926 to $56,084
MPG - City 22 MPG 14 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 MPG 18 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 3 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 33.3 ft3 62.9 - 89.1 ft3
Engine 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid), 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 285-hp, 4.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Flex Fuel Capability), 310-hp, 2.7-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 355-hp, 5.3-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable 10-Speed A/T, 6-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 250 hp 277 - 355 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 9,000 - 11,800 lbs
Exterior Length 199.7 in 229.6 - 241.3 in
Exterior Width 72.6 in 81.2 - 81.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.8 in
Rear 35.9 - 36.9 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Head Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the GMC Sierra 1500 than in the Ford Maverick. The GMC Sierra 1500 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Ford Maverick.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Ford Maverick is a better financial choice over the GMC Sierra 1500, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Maverick carries a much lower Destination Charge than the GMC Sierra 1500.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Maverick is much slimmer than the GMC Sierra 1500, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford Maverick, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the GMC Sierra 1500.

Handling
The Ford Maverick has a significantly smaller turning radius than the GMC Sierra 1500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 1500 is clearly the choice over the Ford Maverick for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Maverick is clearly outclassed by the GMC Sierra 1500.

Powertrain
The Ford Maverick offers much less torque than the GMC Sierra 1500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Ford Maverick as you will the GMC Sierra 1500. The GMC Sierra 1500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Ford Maverick.

Warranty
The Ford Maverick comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Sierra 1500.